HIGH GRADE US M1852 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD PRESENTED TO PAUL H. KENDRICKEN
Sword measures 35” overall with a 28 5/8” blade that has a single wide fuller and is etched over 2/3 of its length with various nautical & foliate motifs, including an American eagle on cannon, 2 anchors & 2 large “USN” etchings. Gilded brass hilt with cutout oak leaf guard & “USN” banner. Dolphin head quillon. Well embellished knuckle bow terminating in another dolphin head as it joins the pommel. Pommel has oak leaf & floral motifs with an eagle surrounded by 13 stars at the top. Grip appears to have a textured silver wrapping with gilded 3-part wire wrap. Scabbard has intricately etched floral decorated gilded brass mounts with a dolphin drag. The reverse of the top mount is engraved “Presented to Paul H. Kendricken by the Teachers of the Saint James Sunday School Sept. 19th, 1862.” Scabbard has a black leather body. Paul Kendricken was commissioned into the Navy on June 20th of 1862 and was discharged on September 3rd of 1866. His highest rank attained was Acting 2nd Assistant Engineer on November 6th of 1863. He served on the USS Ohio, USS Conemaugh, USS Circassian, and the USS Nausat. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: a loose leaf binder containing information on Paul H. Kendricken, his Naval service and the ships he served on.